As powered flight was in its infancy, the transatlantic cable brought news reports "over the wire" from Europe to the United States in hours. These news reports shed light on the development of the large rigid airships and uncovered many amazing facts. Some of those facts include that Orville Wright rode aboard a Zeppelin prior to WWI, and one Zeppelin was captured because none of the bullets fired at it, including those of the commanding officer after the crash, would light the craft on fire.
The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. Sixteen years have passed since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing - the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Heterodynes’ return. At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck.
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The Airship Revolution: Endeavour's Fall is a fast-paced steampunk adventure set in a world of airship battles, intrigue, and revolution. It is being released in a serial format simultaneously on a number of platforms. Part one includes the first five chapters only. Additional parts will be released periodically at approximately one chapter per week.
With the 1824 British airship qualifying race only weeks away, Lily Stargazer is at the top of her game. She's racing like a pro, truly in love, and living clean. But on one ill-omened day, everything changes.
"The journey continues ..."
Anaroo is an airship slave, destined to spend her days running on a treadmill, winding the great springs of the Scarlet Albatross. When a storm threatens to sink the ship, Anaroo and her fellow slaves seize the opportunity to escape. Now, at last, she can go home. However, the airship nearly sank for a reason - violent unrest among the island kingdoms below. The world is changing, and the surviving inhabitants of the Scarlet Albatross will need to cooperate to survive.
"a stand alone entry into Abbie's amazing universe"
Now considered a contemporary classic, Airships was honored by Esquire magazine with the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award. The 20 stories in this collection are a fresh, exuberant celebration of the new American South - a land of high school band contests, where good old boys from Vicksburg are reunited in Vietnam, and petty nostalgia and the constant pain of disappointed love prevail. Airships is a striking demonstration of Barry Hannah's mature and original talent.
It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily's life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What's a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: Drink absinthe and smoke opium.
"Great steampunk adventure"
Lady Arabella Trunkett's adventures continue as she seeks to rescue Rett after he's kidnapped in Moro. Bounty hunters, eager for the fortune offered by the Baron, spirit Rett off to the smuggling king's hidden compound. Belle and her friends sail Rett's airship, knowing he will never escape without their help once he's with the evil Baron, deep in the dangerous Nabu Rainforest. Lady Arabella soon faces a perilous journey filled with larger than life man-eating beasts.
The adventure continues as Lady Arabella, Rett and friends chase after the evil Dr. Krakov in hopes they can stop his attack on Aereopolis. Faced with albino cannibal pygmies, snow monsters and angry mountain men, while fighting devastating storms against impossible odds, they are forced to use every possible resource to stay alive. Krakov escapes all attempts to thwart him and rains his deadly automatons on the capital city in a conflagration that will spread to the entire world.
When Lady Arabella Trunkett's father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia, is kidnapped, all clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss, throwing the world into political upheaval. Arabella is convinced that the more sinister nation of Carabarras is actually to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety of exotic locales to save him, and to halt the potential world war.
In volume number eight of the Tom Swift series by Victor Appleton, narrated by John Michaels, our hero, Tom Swift, takes his airship, the Red Cloud, and his friends above the Arctic Circle in search of gold. They find the gold, but not without dealing with savage Indians, scoundrels, violent storms, and of course the evil Fogers. Please note that some of the language, attitudes, and references, although acceptable when this book was copyrighted in 1911, are not politically correct today.
In Book 3 of the Tom Swift series, Tom Swift and His Airship, our hero, Tom Swift, with the help of his new friend, balloonist John Sharp, builds an amazing airship. It's part dirigible, part airplane, and totally amazing, with a 20-cylinder motor and the ability to land on tall buildings in a single bound. Once again, the redhaired bully Andy Foger plots against Tom, but once again, he is foiled by our hero. Every chapter is a cliffhanger loaded with excitement.
Captain Errol enjoys his command of The Heavyfoot airship, but there is nothing he enjoys more than beer with conversation, and in this playful and funny story from N. Jacob Wright, the storytelling is grand! Listen along as Errol describes his heroic battle against a vicious wyvern. Don’t pay too close attention to the details... Errol never does.
Tom Swift in Captivity is book number 13 of the Tom Swift series. In this adventure Tom, Ned, Mr. Damon and Eradicate travel to South America in search of a tribe of giants. Sam Preston, the owner of a large circus puts Tom and his friends on the trail of these huge creatures. Of course our hero and his friends passed through numerous hazards wild animals, and of course the dastardly bad guy. Travel along as John W. Michaels narrates this early piece of Americana.
This audiobook contains a collection of short stories by the famous 20th-century Russian romantic writer Alexander Grin (real name: Alexander S. Grinevsky [1880-1932]). Known for his fast-paced tales of daring adventure and tender romance, Grin's classic stories will delight contemporary audiences as much as the did his original audience.
Celeste is an airship like no other, completely automated, incredibly powerful, and hell-bent on the destruction of Washington, D.C., and the end of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. Anastasia Hawke, an agent for the newly formed Secret Service, and her young daughter are caught up in the chase to stop it. Enlisting the aid of the captain of the British Air Navy's flagship, they race across the Atlantic in a desperate attempt to prevent it from completing its function and prolonging the American Civil War.
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Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious.
"A rollicking adventure the family* can enjoy"
Taking place a generation after The Talismans of Shannara, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch opens with the discovery of a body. Only two people understand its significance: Walker Boh, the last of the Druids and a familiar character to Shannara fans, and the Ilse Witch, a beautiful but dark young woman who wields a potent magic. Thus begins the voyage of the Jerle Shannara in a race to uncover the mystery, which of course includes an unusual cast of characters.
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